For the coffeeholics only!
If there’s anything we love about Vietnam, it’s their renowned coffee. The Cà phê sữa đá (or Vietnamese iced coffee) is a robust and aromatic dark-roasted coffee balanced by the sweet creaminess of condensed milk.
You might think that Cà phê sữa đá is a rare gem to find. Luckily, we’ve listed down beloved Vietnamese cafés and restaurants that will serve you your Vietnamese coffee fix before the caffeine cravings kick in!
Ca Phe Saigon – multiple branches
Known as a hidden gem in Marikina, Ca Phe Saigon has now branched out to Mandaluyong and Antipolo to serve delicious authentic Vietnamese reicpes passed down from their ancestors in Ho Chi Minh.
Marikina natives swear by Ca Phe Saigon’s Cà phê sữa đá (iced coffee) and Cà phê sữa nóng (warm coffee) made with coarsely ground Vietnamese dark roast coffee, brewed in a French drip filter, and combined with sweetened condensed milk.
DiCofi – Salcedo Village
DiCofi is a hole-in-the-wall coffee shop in Makati that sells authentic Vietnamese coffee and light snacks such as Banh mi and Savory Sticky Rice.
If you’re looking for something strong, DiCofi is popular for its Cafe Sua Da (₱95) also known as Vietnamese iced coffee. They also serve Black Coffee, White Coffee, Iced Latte, and Trung Nguyen Instant Coffee.
P.H.A.T. Pho – Rockwell
A concept originated from Cebu, Phat Pho is a modern, street style Vietnamese restaurant, which offers no-frills Vietnamese fare made from all-natural ingredients. No powdered additives here!
Though their aromatic Vietnamese coffee (₱95) is a best-seller, P.H.A.T. Pho also serves a cup of Vietnamese Custard Coffee for a delicious pick-me-up.
Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen – multiple branches
Bawai’s Vietnamese Kitchen offers the usual Vietnamese favorites made from the freshest ingredients. They have spring rolls, pho, and their much-celebrated banh mi in three flavors – chicken, pork, and beef.
Bawai’s serves a delicious traditional cup of Vietnamese drip coffee with condensed milk (₱95 for hot; ₱120 for iced), but if you’re looking for an adjacent to the Vietnamese coffee, have a taste of their Ca Phe Phao, a Vietnamese coffee float (₱140).
Tra Vinh – multiple branches
Tra Vinh specializes in authentic Southern Vietnamese cuisine, serving classics such as fresh spring rolls, noodle soup, and rice dishes made fresh daily.
Besides its meals, Tra Vinh also offers a wide array of Vietnamese coffee variants and Vietnamese coffee-inspired desserts such as its Vietnamese Coffee Jelly Float (₱130), Vietnamese Ice Blended Coffee (₱140), Iced Coffee (₱120), and Hot Coffee (₱120). P.S. They even have Homemade Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream (₱130).
Pho Hoa – multiple branches
Pho Hoa needs no introduction. As one of the first Vietnamese restaurants to open in Metro Manila, Pho Hoa has become an institution for Vietnamese classics over the years. And though their beverages may be slightly overlooked, Pho Hoa serves up a decadent sip of Vietnamese coffee—both hot (₱120) and iced (₱125).
Banana Leaf – multiple branches
With an extensive menu of Pan-Asian dishes, experience the taste of true Asian cuisine with flavors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, India, Vietnam, and Indonesia. For Vietnam’s signature beverage, Banana Leaf offers both hot and iced Vietnamese coffee for ₱80.
Highlands Coffee – Pasay
If you’re looking for stronger hit with a lower price point, Highlands Coffee is your best bet. Although you wouldn’t guess it from their name, Highlands Coffee actually specializes in traditional Vietnamese Coffee serving a bold, rich, and sweet cup of Phin Sua Da (Iced Coffee with Milk) for a small size sold at ₱59, a medium-size for ₱75, and large-size for ₱79.
Nha Em – multiple branches
Nhà Em brings the full and authentic experience of Vietnamese dining culture to Manila. Their robust Vietnamese iced coffee (₱115), however, is a crowd favorite made meticulously with brewed black coffee and sweetened condensed milk over ice. Check out Nha Em’s infographic on their Vietnamese iced coffee here.
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Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro – multiple branches
Hailing from Ho Chi Minh, Propaganda Vietnamese Bistro’s colorful interiors encapsulate the vibrance of Vietnam’s culture—and of course, their food. Each cup of coffee is made with Propaganda Vietnamese coffee, grown in the hills around Da Lat. Their Ca phe sua da (₱165) or iced filter coffee with condensed milk is a popular choice!
KapiPat Café – Bacolod
Found in Bacolod, KapiPat Café patronizes locally planted coffee in Negros which they roast in-house, grind, and brew in front of their customers. The local café sparked online interest from its unconventional coffee drink, the Vietnamese Egg Coffee. It’s hot, offers a mild sweetness, and is perfect for any time of day. P.S. They boil the egg before pouring it in, so you’re safe!
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Corner Jayme-Padilla Street, Barangay Mansilingan, Bacolod City
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